Car Seat Safety Checks

Shaler Hampton EMS is offering free child car seat inspections and installations to residents of Etna, Shaler and Hampton, yet another way Shaler Hampton EMS serves our community. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that the risk of injury is dramatically reduced for children who are properly secured in an approved and correctly sized car seat. At least 80% of car seats are not properly installed, and 33% of children are in the wrong type or size seat. Approximately one-third of all child car seats inspected require replacement.  Our car seat install technicians undergo 32 hours of initial training and annual refresher training.